Thursday, 12 January 2012

Things I know: Goodbye Holidays!

I know that The Border Ranges is one of my favorite places. I am very thankful for the opportunity to take my children to see this amazing place. I’m also glad that I had the chance to share some of the pictures…to places all over the world…. on my blog. Thank you to everyone for your kind comments about my pictures, I appreciate them so much. Blogging truly is an amazing medium!

I know that I really enjoy photography and admiring others pictures. As my way of saying ‘good-bye’ to the holiday, I’m adding photos of ‘my’ Border Ranges and the Tweed Ranges taken from a distance and linking them to the fences meme on Life According to Jan and Jer. Pop over and see some of the talented and creative photography… through a fence.






I know that I had a fantastic holiday with family in beautiful locations. However, I also know that it takes me a little time to adjust to being back by myself in lonely old Canberra. But, Canberra is where GrumpyDaddy’s job is, where the children’s fantastic school is and where they have tremendous opportunities and facilities to pursue their sports. I know that at the moment, wherever GrunpyDaddy and my children are……that is my home.

I know that I am standing on the cusp of 2012, excited and enthusiastic about the opportunities and challenges this year will bring. The girls are excited about starting school at a new campus, although the adjustment may take a little time. Music lessons will begin, school work and home work will get more serious. Their sports will be fun, challenging and exhausting, but I’m excited about the many rewards it will bring. Buster will face a challenging year of speech therapy and pre-school.  I am apprehensive and worried for him but hoping he will be OK.

I know that I am excited about blogging. I am really enjoying sharing my stories and becoming part of a world-wide community. I know that I would really like to build a community on my blog to support, encourage and motivate parents and children to be  involved in youth sports and an active life-style.

Finally…I know that I am linking up this post with Kellie at the The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary for the things I know blog hop. Come and have a read about the things that some other great bloggers know!

38 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures! You really are a great photographer.

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    1. Thank You so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful shots!

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  3. An absolutely amazing view!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, it's an amazing place!

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  4. Lovely views! How refreshing for the spirit! And love the typical barbed wire country fence marking territory in the scenic first photo!

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    1. Thank you Gemma for your lovely comment! I loved that traditional fence too!

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  5. You found this fence in Canberra? Lucky you, I have tried and apparently we cant have front fences there. I showed my husband your photo of the Pacific Hwy and he said S...... LOL as we are going to do that trip from the Gold Coast back to North NSW tomorrow and not looking forward to the 10 hour drive or more if there are cars, we came up on the New England which was bliss, no cars, well only a couple LOL. Looking forward to getting back to cooler Canberra after blistering humid days up here. See on FF
    Bridget #5

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    1. Thanks Bridget, the photos were actually taken in Northern NSW while we were on holiday with my family. I'm now back home in Canberra. Unfortunately, I'm just back to views of suburbia!

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  6. This blogging caper is pretty fabulous, isn't it?!
    Just like these pics.
    :-)

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    1. Thanks Shar, blogging is pretty fabulous....the best part is all the great people I've met!

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  7. such beautiful pictures! I am bookmarking your slowcooker recipes for future reference too.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I have been meaning to add some more for a while now. Slow cookers are at their best in winter!

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  8. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate but that it is all under control. Looking forward to getting to know you as I build up friendships through blogging !
    Have a great weekend !
    Love, hugs and positive energy.
    Me

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    1. Hi Me, Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for following my blog. I really appreciate it...looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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    1. Thanks Jim, I love your pics of Sydney, it's such a beautiful city!

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  10. great view there. thanks for sharing with friday fences. (:

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    1. Thanks Beth, It's a great way to see photos from all different countries!

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  11. Great fences & wonderful views of some VERY familiar areas!! Don't you just LOVE the Aussie countryside?

    My post for Friday's Fences this week was from our Sunday drive up to the Blackall Ranges (with the Glasshouse Mountains)... so beautiful.

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  12. Lol Liz, I thought you might recognise the country side....

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  13. all that lovely green scenery can't be fenced in :)

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    1. Lol! I would love to own one of those properties close to the rainforest! In the mean-time, the fences can't stop my camera!

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  14. Gorgeous views...great shots. Welcome to the blogosphere!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the Friday fences meme. I love all the participants beautiful photos!

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  15. Thanks for sharing these great photos of your country. I want to visit there and always regret not doing so when I went to New Zealand. Have several blog and Facebook friends from Australia--one who home-schools her children so classes may be on the beach or wherever there's learning to be had. I love reading about their lives.

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    1. Thanks Faye, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos...This is my favourite part of the country, but there are many, many other amazing places that I haven't (yet) explored!

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  16. Lovely shots!
    Your first one is much like mine today - we each showcased our mountains. :)

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    1. Thanks Carletta, I love the grandure and ruggedness of the mountains. I also love climbing them and feeling on top of the world!

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  17. Beautiful photos! And I hope your kids' transition to a new school goes well. Thanks for stopping by my blog...following you back :)

    http://www.wherenothinggoodcomeseasy.com

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    1. Thank you Candice for your kind comment and thanks for following!

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  18. Love your photos!! And glad you had a great time vacationing! I would LOVE to get away right about now with the snow we've just gotten hehe. Now a follower! Please feel free to stop by my blog and follow back if you like :)

    www.yeewittlethings.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, I'd love it if it would snow!...I'm a person who has seen snow once! following you back!

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  19. A beautiful place... and your perspective through the barbed wire fence is perfect! May the new year make all your dreams come true!

    [I almost failed to post this comment because the word verification AFTER my publishing took sooo long to appear. Pleeeeease consider turning it off.]

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  20. Thank you for your wonderful comment Francisca. Also, thanks for the feedback about the comments. I'll attempt to fix it!

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  21. I love the pics. You have the making of a great blog. Keep at it and you will be fine.


    Lioness - Following Back

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  22. Incredible images! Good luck with everything you hope the new year will bring. :)

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